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    The US aerospace company SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Iridium satellite first time following the September accident. On September 1, a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket with a commercial satellite on board exploded during fueling on the launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

    SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Despite September's Explosion

    The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 was launched on Saturday from the Vandenberg launch site in the US state of California.

    The rocket was launched at 9:54 a.m. local time (17:54 GMT).

    It carried 10 communication satellites Iridium Next, belonging to the Iridium Communications company. That was the first Falcon 9 launch since an incident occurred in fall 2016.

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